Report: Iowa Gov. Reynolds Didn’t Consult With Health Experts Before Lifting Covid-19 Restrictions
State lawmakers participating in a conference call with Iowa Department of Public Health officials told the AP that Reynolds did not talk with health experts before lifting the restrictions.
“We asked the Iowa Department of Public Health if they had input into the governor’s decision to lift the mask mandate on Friday and they said they had not,” said Sen. Liz Mathis, who participated in the meeting, according to the AP report. “I just can’t understand why the governor would lift that when we still have such a low percentage of vaccinations completed.”
As previously reported today on QuadCities.com, Iowa was ranked one of the least safe states in the U.S. in terms of covid-19 safety, according to a variety of metrics compiled by the financial website Wallethub.
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